It's more like an old man's garage find.
Name's John, I go by "The Redeye Knight". (Long story)
I'm now the proud owner of not only my first Camaro, but a very special one.
On the 13th, I got a call from an old friend. One of my older brother's classmates.
He wanted to tell me that the 69 Camaro that his father had was up for sale. This car is the one that made a Chevy guy out of me in '72 or so. I was amazed his father (now in his 90s) still had it. It's been driven around 5K in the last 25 years.
When I called the old boy, he told me what he wanted for the car, I told him he was nuts, and could get several times that at auction. I was ~tersely~ informed that (I paraphrase) he didn't need the money and he wanted the car to go where it was loved. Not to a reseller.
It's a base model with manual everything. 89K original. Early production, it's equipped with a 2 bbl327, HD 3 speed and single exhaust.
Even has a quadraphonic 8 track player in the dash.
This car hasn't seen the light of day in a long time.
Please see the attached image.
The original color was Le Mans Blue, but it was sloppily repainted burgundy. I plan to restore the original color.
A very mild driver. All the performance of a sixer, without that pesky fuel economy!
This isn't only a terrific find, it's rediscovering an old friend that I thought was lost.
The plan is, front discs, aftermarket sway bars front and rear, and gas shocks. This in addition to freshening up the front end. Not gonna touch the drivetrain. It runs like a happy cat.
I've got about a million questions, so I'll try and really cruise the board and read a bunch before I ask.